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Skills for Collaborative Inter-Disciplinary Research Training
June 6 @ 1:00 pm - June 7 @ 4:30 pm
Back by popular demand – this is the third time the Sustainable Management of Marine Resources-Net are hosting this training. Dr Frank Siedlok (Heriot-Watt University) will run two half days of online training from 13:00 – 16:30pm on 6th and 7th of June 2023. This will be online via Microsoft Teams.
The course will cover 4 main sections:
Disciplines and interdisciplinarity:
Exploring what we understand by a discipline and being aware of how disciplinary communities function is an essential starting point. It helps us understand (i) the nature of our own expertise that can be of use in collaborative projects and (ii) how and why our terminologies and processes might be unfamiliar to other collaborators from other disciplines.
Understanding drivers of, and barriers to, IDR
IDR is more difficult than disciplinary research. In this part of the workshop we explore why that is the case and why, nevertheless, there are good reasons for engaging with this kind of work. Participants will be able to consider how IDR lines up with their own motivations and interests, as well as beginning to think about how to overcome barriers.
IDR practices and skills (part 1)
The primary assets collaborators bring to IDR are their disciplinary expertise and enthusiasm. But building IDR projects and communities from scratch requires thoughtful leadership. In this part of the workshop we look at the practices that help researchers grow and maintain IDR projects and build a collaborative community.
IDR practices and skills (part 2) and conclusion
In this final part of the workshop, the focus is on how researchers can begin to translate the practices and skills into their own contexts. In this way, the workshop group can begin to operate as a ‘community of (IDR) practice’ or problem-solving network of contacts for mutual support as new projects are explored in the future.